Simple question: Can a computer be taught to recognize a paradox? This assumes the computer has no cognizant reasoning or "self awareness". It is a plot device used in a lot of science fiction, that the intrepid "flawed" human hero defeats the computer or robot with a simple paradox making it smoke and spark and such nonsense because it can't escape a paradox. Can a computer be taught or programmed to recognize and simply brush aside such a thing? Or does that actually require reasoning skills?